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Tar and Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
+1 310-587-0700
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food, service, wine, and atmosphere were perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank toomuchluggageagain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time here and it was just as good as the first time. Came for a birthday celebration with four of us. More people is better so you can try more dishes. This time we had the Bone marrow (a must), Gnocchi, Branzino (whole fish),...More

Thank jtlerman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique and wonderful dishes of palette pleasing food severed by an engaging and friendly waiter gave my daughter and myself an evening of enjoyable eating, and when the bill was presented I was surprised by how affordable our meal had been. I have pay many...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fantastic, and so was the service! They had a wide variety of food, and it was all good. One dish was "only" very good, and when we mentioned that, they gave us a free desert to make up for it! We would...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed Tar and Roses, particularly dishes such as the pig tails. They have an interesting selection of wine by the glass. As all restaurants in LA these days, it’s hard to have a conversation over the music and general noise. Recently, we...More

Thank Cassandra635
Johnnie J, Owner at Tar and Roses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cassandra, I want to first off apologize for the terrible inconvenience we have caused. It was my understanding that my general manager had reached out and explained the situation as well as offered you and your guests a complimentary dinner on a different evening. As...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with some friends for an early Friday dinner here- the location, food and service are top-notch! I started off with some Allagash beer and the veal tartare crostini, devoured the braised lamb belly for my small entree and finished up with a tar...More

Thank R D
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is farm to table with stops along the way in flavour heaven. Andrew Kirschner is a magician when it comes to blending the spices and ingredients. Brad was a wonderful waiter. He took very good care of us. He explained in detail the different...More

Thank GeorgeDubiecki
Reviewed 5 October 2017

hard to get a reservation. great selection. every dish was tasty. service excellent. fun to try different appetizers and share desserts

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting out door space, very good team work resulted in attentive service, attractive presentations for all dishes and interesting flavour combinations. The staff recommendation for two items from each section of the menu resulted in four stuffed adults!

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Tar and Roses sits on Santa Monica Boulevard, appropriately close to Cassia on 7th Street (another Santa Monica standout). The food is delicious, tasty, and simple in its use of ingredients and wood grilling but also sophisticated with just the right dose of surprise to...More

Thank pamouyal
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Michael L
16 July 2015|
Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Went to their new sister restaurant Santa Monica Yacht Club. Small plates, good wine list. Food can be good but was uneven, Worth trying--same block as T+R which was closed. T+R suffered structural damage from a fire. It... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2502
    (SE Corner of 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-587-0700
Centered around a wood burning oven, Tar & Roses serves up farmers market dishes with global influences.
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